Dr. John Boudreau

Award-Winning Scientist, Futurist, and Thought Leader
Dr. John Boudreau

Dr. John Boudreau

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Award-Winning Scientist, Futurist, and Thought Leader

DR. JOHN BOUDREAU is recognized worldwide as one of the leading evidence-based visionaries on the future of work and organization. He is known for his breakthrough research on the bridge between work, superior human capital, leadership and sustainable competitive advantage. His large-scale research studies and focused field research address the future of work and the global HR profession, work automation, HR measurement and analytics, decision-based HR, executive mobility, HR information systems, and organizational staffing and development.

Dr. Boudreau has produced over 200 publications, including more than 10 books. His research has been featured in Harvard Business Review, the Wall Street Journal, Fortune, and Business Week.

Dr. Boudreau is Professor Emeritus of Management and Organization and a Senior Research Scientist with the Center for Effective Organizations, at the Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California.

ABOUT

John Boudreau, Ph.D. is one of the world’s leading evidence-based visionaries on the future of work and organization. He is sought after by organizations, businesses, and academics for his insight in the fields of Human Resources, Human Capital Management, and Executive Development.

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BOOKS

John Boudreau, Ph.D. has published and contributed to numerous books addressing the future of the global Human Resources profession, HR measurement and analytics, decision-based HR, executive mobility, HR information systems, and organizational staffing and development.

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SPEAKING

John Boudreau, Ph.D. speaks on timely topics related to Human Resources research, executive education and development, and professional writing. If you would like to invite John to deliver a keynote or contribute to a writing project, please review his speaking topics to identify the topic your interest best fits.

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Scholarly Published Research

Dr. John Boudreau is an award-winning scholar. He has published numerous research papers and articles addressing the future of the global Human Resources profession, HR measurement and analytics, decision-based HR, executive mobility, HR information systems, and organizational staffing and development.

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Human capital analytics: Why are we not there?
Journal of Organizational Effectiveness: People and Performance
John Boudreau and Wayne Cascio
June 2017
An evidence-based review of HR Analytics
The International Journal of Human Resource Management
Janet Marler and John Boudreau
November 2016
The Search for Global Competence: From International HR to Talent Management
Journal of World Business
Wayne F. Cascio and John W. Boudreau
January 2016
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Human Resources: Leadership and Strategic Impact

LinkedIn Learning with John Boudreau

Build a sustainable HR strategy that will guide your choices and keep them in line with the rest of the organization. Drive impact, efficiency, and effectiveness of HR investments (LinkedIn Learning).

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Featured Books

Work without JobsWork without Jobs: How to Reboot Your Organization’s Work Operating System
Ravin Jesuthasan and John Boudreau (The MIT Press, 2022)


Investing in People bookcoverInvesting in People: Financial Impact of Human Resource Initiatives (Third Edition)
John Boudreau, Wayne Cascio, and Alexis Fink (Society For Human Resource Management, 2019)


Reinventing Jobs bookcoverReinventing Jobs: A 4-Step Approach for Applying Automation to Work
Ravin Jesuthasan and John Boudreau (Harvard Business Review Press, 2018)
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Recognition & Events

Recent Awards

HR Tech Influencers logo2021 Top 100 HRTech Influencers
(June, 2021)
Human Resource Executive

HR Tech Influencers logo2020 Top 100 HRTech Influencers
(June, 2020)
Human Resource Executive

Herbert Heneman Jr.
Career Achievement Award

(August, 2018) Academy of Management


Recent Events

(December 1-2, 2021)
Gloat Live 2021

(November 16, 2021)
ERUPT: Innovation Beyond Survival

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Latest DJB Mentions, News

Characteristics of Top CHROs: HRCHAT Interview with John Boudreau

In HRchat episode 337, Bill Banham talks with John Boudreau about makes for a great CHRO in today's digital world, why execs in larger organizations should aspire to the role of CHRO, and more.
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Get Reworked Podcast: Rethinking Jobs for the Age of Automation

In this episode of Get Reworked, professor John Boudreau and futurist Ravin Jesuthasan discuss the reinvention of work and highlights from their book, Work Without Jobs.
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Are You Ready to Lead Work Without Jobs?

In this article, authors John Boudreau and Jonathan Donner explore how we’re moving toward a system of work design that will profoundly change the roles of organizational leaders.
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